The first Saturday in September each year is International Vulture Awareness Day

Click images to enlarge African White-backed Vulture - 1st year juvenile by André BothaCape Vulture by André BothaAmerican Black Vulture by Lou RichieKing Vulture by Dee Maddams
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IUCN Vulture Specialist Group logo

Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats in many areas that they occur. Populations of many species are under pressure and some species are facing extinction.

The International Vulture Awareness Day has grown from Vulture Awareness Days run by the Birds of Prey Programme in South Africa and the Hawk Conservancy Trust in England, who decided to work together and expand the initiative into an international event.

It is now recognised that a co-ordinated international day will publicise the conservation of vultures to a wider audience and highlight the important work being carried out by the world’s vulture conservationists.

On the first Saturday in September, the aim is for each participating organisation to carry out their own activities that highlight vulture conservation and awareness. This website, established in July 2009, provides a central place for all participants to outline these activities and see the extent of vulture conservation across the world

Additionally this webpage is a valuable resource for vulture workers to learn about the activities of their colleagues and to perhaps develop new collaborations or exchange information.

Organisations participating in 2016

Association Marocaine pour la protection de l’Environnement et du Climat, Morocco
Académie de Fauconnerie - Grand Parc du Puy du Fou, France
ACCB (Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity), Cambodia
African Lion Safari, Canada
Albuquerque Biological Park, United States
Amazonfund-France, France
America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College, United States
AMUS-Acción por el Mundo Salvaje, Spain
Arizona Game and Fish Department, United States
Arulagam, India
Association Trenca, Spain
Attica Zoological Park, Greece
Audubon Society of Portland, United States
Aves Uruguay, Uruguay
Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, United States
Avifauna Bird Park, Netherlands
Basu Higher Secondary School, Nepal
Bhaktapur Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Bird Conservation Nepal, Nepal
Birding The Strait, Spain
BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat, Kenya
BirdLife Botswana, Botswana
BirdLife Northern Gauteng, South Africa
BirdLife Overberg, South Africa
BirdLife Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
BSPB / BirdLife Bulgaria, Bulgaria
Burren BIrds of Prey, Ireland
Buseu Project, Spain
Cango Wildlife Ranch, South Africa
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center- Missouri Department of Conservation, United States
Carolina Raptor Center, United States
Carolina Raptor Center, United States
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, United States
Drawing 10,000 Birds, United States
Dresden Zoo, Germany
Ecoparque GCBA, Argentina
Faszination Geier, Germany
Fondo para el Refugio de las Hoces del Riaza, Spain
Friends of Blouberg, South Africa
Fundación Caburé-í, Argentina
Game Rangers International, Zambia
Ghana Wildlife Society, Ghana
Global Primate Network, Nepal
Greater Vancouver Zoo, Canada
Green Balkans, Bulgaria
Green World Revolution, Nigeria
Green World Revolution, Nigeria
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, United States
Hawkins Falconry, United Kingdom
High Desert Museum, United States
Hume Centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology, Wayanad, Kerala, India
India's Endangered, India
Indian Biodiversity Conservation Society, India
Indigenous Vulture Monitoring Project, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
International Centre for Birds of Prey, United Kingdom
IUCN Bangladesh Country Office, Bangladesh
Jagaar Sansthan Baran, Rajasthan, India
Jay's Bird Barn, United States
Lake Superior Zoo, United States
Leeupoort Raptor Conservancy, South Africa
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, United States
Los Zopilotes, United States
LPO, France
Mashq-e-Afarinesh, Iran: Islamic Republic of
Michigan Audubon, United States
Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilication Center, United States
National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, South Africa
Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo, United States
Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (Odisha), India
Nature Kenya, Peregrine Fund, Mara Lions, Kenya
NatureUganda, Uganda
Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Nigeria
North Carolina Zoo, United States
Oregon Coast Aquarium, United States
Oregon Zoo, United States
Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability, Palestinian Territory: Occupied
Parque Ornitológico de Lourosa, Portugal
PostGraduate Department of Zoology, BSNVPG College,Lucknow, India
PostGraduate Department of Zoology, BSNVPG College,Lucknow, India
PostGraduate Department of Zoology, BSNVPG College,Lucknow, India
Riserva naturale regionale Lago di Cornino, Italy
Saint Louis Zoo, United States
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, United States
Santa Barbara Zoo, United States
SAVE/RSPB/Karnataka Forest Department/SaveTigerFirst, India
Society for Conservation of Heritage and Ecological Resources (SCHER), India
Sulphur Creek Nature Center, United States
Taronga Conservation Society, Australia
The Parahawking Project, Nepal
The Peregrine Fund Inc., United States
The Raptors, Canada
Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre, United Kingdom
Toronto Zoo, Canada
Tracy Aviary, United States
TreeHouse Wildlife Center, Inc., United States
Tropical Wings Zoo, United Kingdom
University of Lucknow, India
Virginia Living Museum, United States
Visakha Zoo Lovers, India
Whitehawk - Birding and Conservation, Panama
Wings Of Wales, United Kingdom
Woodland Park Zoo, United States
World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre, United Kingdom
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, United States
Zoo News Digest, United Arab Emirates
ZOO Praha, Czech Republic

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